Acetaminophen and Joint swelling - from FDA reports


Summary

Joint swelling is found among people who take Acetaminophen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 74,600 people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen from FDA. Among them, 437 have Joint swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint swelling and more.

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Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Acetaminophen 76,282 users)

Joint Swelling

Joint swelling has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthropathy, pain (latest reports from 45,990 Joint swelling patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

74,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen.
Among them, 437 people (0.59%) have Joint Swelling


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Acetaminophen cause Joint swelling?

Time on Acetaminophen when people have Joint Swelling *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Joint Swelling when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • female: 64.87 %
  • male: 35.13 %

Age of people who have Joint Swelling when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.83 %
  • 10-19: 3.33 %
  • 20-29: 6.11 %
  • 30-39: 7.22 %
  • 40-49: 16.94 %
  • 50-59: 17.5 %
  • 60+: 48.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (85 people, 19.45%)
  • Pain (43 people, 9.84%)
  • Osteoporosis (21 people, 4.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (19 people, 4.35%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 4.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (85 people, 19.45%)
  • Prednisone (72 people, 16.48%)
  • Folic Acid (70 people, 16.02%)
  • Zometa (66 people, 15.10%)
  • Omeprazole (63 people, 14.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (205 people, 46.91%)
  • Pain (128 people, 29.29%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (126 people, 28.83%)
  • Weakness (122 people, 27.92%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (108 people, 24.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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